On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
  • South Africa elects a nationalist government under D. F. Malan with an apartheid policy

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
  • Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Theodore Morell, German doctor, Hitler's personal physician, dies at 61